Garnacha de Bespén "Las Pilas" (Bespén Grenache)
Processor's impressions: Ruby red colour with medium depth, aromas of red fruits, scrubland, fresh and mineral in the mouth, with an agile passage, long finish..
Elaboration: 50 % destemmed grapes 50% whole bunches. Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in stainless steel vats, early devatting to limit the extraction of tannins, resting for 7 months in 600 litre French oak barrels.
2020-2021 agricultural cycle
Characterised by low rainfall, barely 300 mm between January and October. These weather conditions favoured vineyard cultivation with hardly any phytosanitary treatments. The first part of the winter was cold and dry, which was beneficial for the pruning wounds to heal properly. In January, the squall left us with significant snowfalls, with the consequent accumulation of water reserves in the subsoil. Fortunately, the Hoya de Huesca region did not experience the negative effect of extremely low temperatures that Filomena brought with it in other provinces. Spring opened with warmer than usual temperatures and hardly any rain, which meant that the plant sprouted earlier. However, a colder period soon followed, causing the vines to stop vegetative growth. Veraison began in mid-July. In general, the summer of 2021 was mild and cool, without the damaging heat waves that August usually brings. September was warm, stable and dry to round off a perfect phenolic ripening, as we have rarely had before. The extraordinary state of health of our grapes has allowed the fermentations to be progressive and complete, obtaining wines that enjoy a magnificent balance, showing that freshness that makes them attractive and easy to drink.